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Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19(Photo by RJ Baculo on Unsplash)

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST
  • President Rodrigo Duterte warns Philippines officials to enforce Covid-19 lockdown restrictions as swimming parties, drinking sprees and picnics held earlier this month in three resorts lead to a surge in coronavirus infections
Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)
Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)

Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 11:02 AM IST
From Japan opening large-scale vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka while extending Covid-19 emergency to Taiwan’s capital 'Taipei' banning all on-site dining and drinking and Malaysia imposing new restrictions to curb coronavirus, catch all the travel updates here
Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor: 5 healthy lifestyle habits of vegan Kabir Singh(Instagram/shahidkapoor)
Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor: 5 healthy lifestyle habits of vegan Kabir Singh(Instagram/shahidkapoor)

Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor: 5 healthy lifestyle habits of 'vegan' Kabir Singh

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:28 AM IST
  • Happy birthday, Shahid Kapoor: From giving up on these 2 food items completely to sticking to these habits for a healthier lifestyle, here’s what credits the vegan Kabir Singh star’s eye-popping athletic physique
The study found that the influence of tobacco and alcohol a(Unsplash)
The study found that the influence of tobacco and alcohol a(Unsplash)

Exposure to alcohol ads can lead to teenage drinking

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 03:57 PM IST
In this study, the researchers used one of the key elements of the Bradford Hill criteria -- a well-known framework for determining causal links between environmental exposures and disease.
The researchers also incorporated a genetic marker-based approach, Mendelian randomisation for the study.(Unsplash)
The researchers also incorporated a genetic marker-based approach, Mendelian randomisation for the study.(Unsplash)

Why women should avoid drinking during pregnancy

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 03:20 PM IST
A recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology investigated the impact alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have on a child.
Researchers have revealed that fewer children are drinking, smoking, having sex or taking drugs in Ireland.(Unsplash)
Researchers have revealed that fewer children are drinking, smoking, having sex or taking drugs in Ireland.(Unsplash)

Fewer children are drinking, smoking, having sex or taking drugs, says study

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 01:12 PM IST
However, the study also found that there is a slight drop in life satisfaction and happiness - especially among girls. There has also been an increase in the proportion of children who have been bullied, the research added.
The study states that by 12th grade, 42 per cent of young people have had an alcoholic drink in the past month(Unsplash)
The study states that by 12th grade, 42 per cent of young people have had an alcoholic drink in the past month(Unsplash)

How parents can curb teenage drinking and driving

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:28 PM IST
According to a recent study, by 12th grade, 42 per cent of young people have had an alcoholic drink in the past month, and 25 per cent have had at least one binge-drinking episode.
More research is needed to establish any definitive link between alcohol and insulin resistance in humans.(Shutterstock)
More research is needed to establish any definitive link between alcohol and insulin resistance in humans.(Shutterstock)

Occasional drinking during pregnancy could be harmful

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Melbourne
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 02:05 PM IST
A new Australian study has suggested that even small amounts of alcohol consumed occasionally could cause insulin-resistance during pregnancy, which increases the likelihood of diabetes and could be harmful.
The researchers used a screening tool for depression, rather than a diagnosis from a psychiatrist.(Unsplash)
The researchers used a screening tool for depression, rather than a diagnosis from a psychiatrist.(Unsplash)

Depression and drinking common among partners of military personnel, says study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 01:23 PM IST
Military families experience various unique challenges, such as frequently moving location and the stress and separation caused by deployment.
The Badalpur police on Wednesday arrested five men for the alleged murder of their friend following an argument over cigarettes.
The Badalpur police on Wednesday arrested five men for the alleged murder of their friend following an argument over cigarettes.

5 absconding accused arrested for friend’s murder after tiff over smoking while drinking

Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 03:57 AM IST
The victim identified as Ranpal, a resident of Badhpura under Dadri police station jurisdiction.
As many as 474 people were arrested in Noida and Greater Noida Saturday night for allegedly consuming alcohol at public places and drunk driving during a three-hour anti-liquor drive. (PHOTO: )(SHIVAM SAXENA/HINDUSTAN TIMES)
As many as 474 people were arrested in Noida and Greater Noida Saturday night for allegedly consuming alcohol at public places and drunk driving during a three-hour anti-liquor drive. (PHOTO: )(SHIVAM SAXENA/HINDUSTAN TIMES)

474 arrested in Noida, Gr Noida during three-hour anti-liquor drive

Noida | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:55 AM IST
“The arrests were made under a three-hour anti-liquor campaign across the district that began at 7.30 pm,” Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna said.
Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink.(Unsplash)
Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink.(Unsplash)

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

Reuters | By Reuters, London
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 06:13 PM IST
For heavy drinkers, consuming four or more drinks a day, blood pressure rises significantly and the risk of stroke increases by around 35 percent, the study found.
The Goa- assembly today passed a bill banning open drinking or cooking on the state’s beaches (File Photo)(HT Photo)
The Goa- assembly today passed a bill banning open drinking or cooking on the state’s beaches (File Photo)(HT Photo)

Law banning open drinking, cooking on Goa beaches passed by assembly

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Under the new amendment, violators will be fined Rs 2,000, and if the violation is committed by more than one person, the group will have to pay Rs 10,000. There are, however, no penal provisions in the new law.
Tourists enjoying local beverage Feni at Bambolim beach, in Goa on May 25, 2012.(HT File Photo)
Tourists enjoying local beverage Feni at Bambolim beach, in Goa on May 25, 2012.(HT File Photo)

Drinking, cooking in public on Goa beaches to attract Rs 2,000 fine, imprisonment

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 10:40 PM IST
Minister for tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar said that the tourists defying the law in large groups would face a fine of Rs 10,000 and could also face imprisonment.
A 2018 survey published in the Journal of American College Health shows that consensual sex is less enjoyable when one or both of the participants have been drinking.(Unsplash)
A 2018 survey published in the Journal of American College Health shows that consensual sex is less enjoyable when one or both of the participants have been drinking.(Unsplash)

Drinking and sex could be linked, here’s what parents can do

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Drinking and sex can be fatal, especially for teenagers. Here’s what you should do.
Although some earlier studies have linked light drinking to improvements in cardiovascular health, the new study shows that those potential gains are outweighed by other risks.(Shutterstock)
Although some earlier studies have linked light drinking to improvements in cardiovascular health, the new study shows that those potential gains are outweighed by other risks.(Shutterstock)

Light drinking is not safe, can increase risk of premature death

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:07 PM IST
There may be no such thing as light drinking. Consuming just one or two drinks four or more times per week can increase risk of premature death by 20%, says a new study.
In a new report Friday, the WHO said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems.(File Photo)
In a new report Friday, the WHO said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems.(File Photo)

Over 3 million deaths due to excessive drinking in 2016, says WHO

Associated Press, Geneva | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 11:52 PM IST
The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years.
Adolescent back pain may play a role in characterizing poor overall health, and risk of chronic disease throughout life.(Shutterstock)
Adolescent back pain may play a role in characterizing poor overall health, and risk of chronic disease throughout life.(Shutterstock)

Back pain is associated with unhealthy behaviour like smoking, drinking

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:10 PM IST
Back pain and unhealthy behaviours not only occur together but also track into adulthood.
It isn’t that only the people who belong to economically weaker sections of the society drink in the open. For many of the city’s top executives and well-paid members of the corporate world, drinking in the open seems to be more fun.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
It isn’t that only the people who belong to economically weaker sections of the society drink in the open. For many of the city’s top executives and well-paid members of the corporate world, drinking in the open seems to be more fun.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

There’s no quick fix for nuisance of public drinking in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 05:54 AM IST
After reporting for a five-part series on public drinking, which concluded last Monday, we realised that the root of the problem may be the deeply entrenched cultural conditioning that defies law and order.
Drinking in the open is no longer a sporadic activity set off by a desire of overworked men to unwind. It’s a more organised jamboree facilitated by makeshift eateries that mushroom every night to serve quick snacks.(HT Photo)
Drinking in the open is no longer a sporadic activity set off by a desire of overworked men to unwind. It’s a more organised jamboree facilitated by makeshift eateries that mushroom every night to serve quick snacks.(HT Photo)

How late night eateries aid open drinking in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha & Nikhil M Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 05:19 AM IST
Drinking in the open in Gurugram is no longer a sporadic activity set off by a desire of overworked men to unwind
Does drinking cold water help in weight loss?(Shutterstock)
Does drinking cold water help in weight loss?(Shutterstock)

Weight loss tip, does drinking cold water help you lose weight? Here’s the right answer

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 03:09 PM IST
Drinking cold water does have some benefits that are not related to weight loss. According to experts, cold water can increase blood circulation on the skin’s surface. This may help your skin glow.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.(PTI File Photo)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.(PTI File Photo)

Goa to impose heavy fine for drinking alcohol in public from August 15: Parrikar

Panaji | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar didn’t specify the amount that will be imposed but alleged that footpath in Panaji city is being used by the people for drinking beer.
Reducing your alcohol intake could add years to your life, apart from giving you a more productive lifestyle.(Shutterstock)
Reducing your alcohol intake could add years to your life, apart from giving you a more productive lifestyle.(Shutterstock)

Heavy drinkers are at an increased risk of death, here’s why

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Due to heavy drinking, there is uncontrolled iron absorption in the body, which puts extra pressure on the body’s vital organs.
Heart attack warning: Heart experts say that making lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure in early adulthood could prevent cardiovascular diseases in later life.(Shutterstock)
Heart attack warning: Heart experts say that making lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure in early adulthood could prevent cardiovascular diseases in later life.(Shutterstock)

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 07:14 PM IST
Heart attack warning: A new study suggests youngsters should stay away from binge drinking, which means having more than four drinks in a row, to stay away from heart attacks and other heart related complications.
Not only drinking by the mother, even consumption of alcohol by the father affected the future offspring.(Shutterstock)
Not only drinking by the mother, even consumption of alcohol by the father affected the future offspring.(Shutterstock)

Binge drinking before pregnancy may directly impact first-generation offspring

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 11:41 AM IST
Drinking was associated with negative consequences for the future offspring.
Aerobic exercises are a form of cardio exercise that increase the heart rate, breathing and circulation of oxygen through the blood.(Shutterstock)
Aerobic exercises are a form of cardio exercise that increase the heart rate, breathing and circulation of oxygen through the blood.(Shutterstock)

This cardio exercise can help you get rid of your addiction

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 05:17 PM IST
Aerobic exercise is not just an excellent form of cardio. A new study shows that it can also impact the brain in ways that may support treatment and prevention strategies for addiction.
To keep your heart healthy, experts say you should stay way from alcohol.(Shutterstock)
To keep your heart healthy, experts say you should stay way from alcohol.(Shutterstock)

Heart failure causes and symptoms, experts say even moderate drinking could be fatal

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 09:19 AM IST
Heart failure causes, symptoms and cure: Heart experts say that even moderate drinking could worsen the condition for heart failure patients. According to a new study, alcohol consumption could worsen the condition of patients with a faulty version of a gene called titin.
Researchers wanted to find out how people weigh the benefits of high blood pressure treatment options against its inconvenience.(Shutterstock)
Researchers wanted to find out how people weigh the benefits of high blood pressure treatment options against its inconvenience.(Shutterstock)

More people prefer popping pills and drinking healthy tea over exercise to treat high BP

Asian News International, Washington D.C. | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 04:38 PM IST
Results showed that taking a pill or drinking a daily cup of tea was the preferred treatments, though some were unwilling to adopt any intervention even if it meant gaining an additional year or five years of life. For each treatment, participants were more likely to say they would adopt it if the benefit were greater.
Ukrainians must spend 13 times their weekly salary for the same fix, making it one of the costliest places for those making local wages(Shutterstock)
Ukrainians must spend 13 times their weekly salary for the same fix, making it one of the costliest places for those making local wages(Shutterstock)

Global Vice Index: Cigarettes, alcohol cheapest in Luxembourg, most expensive in Ukraine

Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:35 PM IST
Americans had to fork out over $200 more for a basket of so-called vice goods last year versus 2016, with only New Zealand seeing a bigger increase.
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